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  • Dust: An Elysian Tail: Screenshot zum Titel.
  • Dust: An Elysian Tail: Screenshot zum Titel.
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  • Dust: An Elysian Tail: Screenshot zum Titel.
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  • Dust: An Elysian Tail: Screenshot zum Titel.
  • Dust: An Elysian Tail: Screenshot zum Titel.
  • Dust: An Elysian Tail: Screenshot zum Titel.
  • Dust: An Elysian Tail: Screenshot zum Titel.
  • Dust: An Elysian Tail: Screen aus dem niedlichen Rollenspiel.
  • Dust: An Elysian Tail: Screen aus dem niedlichen Rollenspiel.
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  • Release: 24.05.2013
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Über das Spiel

Dust: An Elysian Tail ist ein Action-Rollenspiel von dem Entwickler Humble Hearts. Der Hauptcharakter Dust muss ein unterjochtes Dorf befreien und gleichzeitig seine eigene Vergangenheit ergründen. Begleitet wird er von seinem Sidekick namens Fidget. Die Grafik ist von Hand gemalt und animiert.


  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8Ghz or equivalent
  • GFX: DirectX 10 compatible video card with shader model 3.0 support
  • RAM: 1 GB RAM
  • Software: Windows Vista
  • HD: 1.5 GB HD space
  • SFX: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card and drivers
  • DX: 10, Windows Media Player
  • Peripherie: Keyboard
  • LANG:Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch, Italienisch, Spanisch
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
  • GFX: NVIDIA 9600GT or ATI Radeon™ HD 5000+ or better
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM
  • Software: Windows 7
  • HD: 1.5 GB HD space
  • SFX: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card and drivers
  • DX: 10, Windows Media Player
  • Peripherie: Mouse and Keyboard or XInput-compatible Gamepad
  • LANG:Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch, Italienisch, Spanisch

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154 Produkte im Account
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ganz nett für zwischendurch
1067 Produkte im Account
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Dust: An Elysian Tail is a fantastic metroidvania set in a world of antropomorphic animals, with a great story that manages to have a few emotional moments, as well as great action.

The game begins with your character, Dust, waking up in the middle of a forest, with no memory of his past, and having summoned a magical sword, the sword of Ahrah. He's also joined by the guardian of the sword, a nimbat (a small flying creature) named Fidget. Hoping to find answers about his past, he embarks on a quest to help the people of this world.

The game plays like a traditional 2D metroidvania. While you start with limited abilities, as you progress you unlock more and more abilities that help you not only in combat, but also to traverse the environment, even allowing you to return to previous areas and find secret paths and such. The combat is pretty challenging; playing on the second hardest difficulty was tough at the start, as I could go down with only a few hits, and although you get stronger as you progress, even the late game enemies can provice a fair challenge.

The setting, like I mentioned in the opening paragraph, is a fantastic world of antropomorphic animals. While most of the villages you find seem to draw inspiration from ancient Japanese towns, there's still technology to be found, alongside magic. All of this combined makes for an interesting setting, not to mention that there's many different regions you'll be visiting. The soundtrack does a good job at setting the mood as well, and the hand-painted art style is phenomenal.

I had a great time with this game, and I can easily recommend it.
351 Produkte im Account
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2479 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29.02.20 22:05
This is about my 5th time through the game and it's got to be one of the best metroidvanias I've ever played. If nothing more than the combat. It's just super fun to go nuts on large groups of enemies. Also the music is fantastic and the art beautiful. If there's any con, it's that it feels a bit too... furry.
610 Produkte im Account
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Verfasst: 15.03.20 16:48
In my ongoing and likely futile effort to write a Steam review for every game in my library (#319 out of 560)... it's time for Dust: An Elysian Tale.

A gorgeous 2D metroidvania with very satisfying combat, explorations and visuals. The storytelling also seems interesting enough to keep playing, though the anthropomorphic character design might annoy some. Of particular note are the RPG mechanics which provide a nice layer of character progression -- as you explore the world and map everything out in your head, you're simultaneously growing stronger, making the frequent retreading that plagues the metroidvania genre become less and less of an annoyance the further you progress through the game.
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Verfasst: 17.02.20 11:09
good game
106 Produkte im Account
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Verfasst: 01.03.20 10:36
Combat isn't terrible, but everything else, especially the progression, is mediocre.
112 Produkte im Account
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Verfasst: 23.12.19 18:43
its in dire need sequel, that is all
188 Produkte im Account
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1158 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28.12.19 13:09
Originally played on release for x360 and then again years later
A game with a sepcial place in my heart
Please make the sequel
989 Produkte im Account
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Verfasst: 27.12.19 19:11
A beautiful, well-written, and entirely fun action-RPG.
2372 Produkte im Account
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1144 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 02.02.20 19:47
Wait, I didn't review this gem? Wow such an omission on my side, sorry about that. This is one of the best indie games ever. Really easy to get into, enjoyable to master, really immersive story and the world... Afaik made by one person? What's not to like?
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277 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26.12.19 10:58
While I love the art direction and the spot-on controls; Dust couldn't get me invested in playing more than a few hours. The combat is incredibly boring imho, and just involved spamming the attack button over and over. While the production quality was high, the voice-overs and characters fell flat for me as well. The protagonist and his companions began to grate on me from the very beginning and nothing improved after a few hours in.

I can see why there are so many people who love this game, but personally Dust just didn't cut it for me.
7787 Produkte im Account
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1654 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13.04.20 01:08
Dust is a beautiful little gem of metroidvania genre. It is a bit rough on the edges in all departments beside music and voice acting, but I love it as it is. It really isn't perfect and it's a relatively small game, but it's definitely made with love and that's what matters. So, if you looking for your metroidvania fix and haven't played this one yet - take it for a spin. It worth your time.
13 Produkte im Account
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1365 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30.03.20 07:56
there needs to be a second game possibly even a third
29 Produkte im Account
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1293 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11.04.20 09:16
I really enjoyed the side-scrolling nature and really picturesque artwork for the game. It is definitely an easy game to jump into casually and enjoy for an hour or two each day while still making good progress. The side quests provide a nice excuse for additional exploration and trying to collect all items within each region provides an additional incentive to fully explore the maps. Finished fully on both Xbox 360 and on Steam now, on Hardcore mode, and would not hesitate to play it again.
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Verfasst: 23.04.20 18:13
Stunningly beautiful and absolutely worth your time. <3
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Verfasst: 07.04.20 13:07
Overall the game feels quite clunky. The art style looked alright from screenshots, but while playing the game, the graphics seemed mediocre and reminded me of old browser games. Also, the dialogue in this game is uninteresting and got a bit annoying after a short time. Strangely, it looked like I was getting experience from talking to people, perhaps as a reward for getting through the tedious conversation.

It seems like the game is a bad port from Xbox because the UI was a bit unintuitive to navigate on PC. There were a few things that required a lot of clicking around on various buttons that could have been made much simpler. Trying to look up the controls while in game shows a diagram of an Xbox controller and a wall of text.

I will say that I am genuinely impressed that this was designed and developed by one person. Other than the points mentioned above, it seems like a pretty polished game and it was satisfying to slash and blast through waves of squishy monsters. I just wouldn't recommend it now. I was only able to handle one hour of mashing the mouse for combat and mashing the space bar to flick through the dialogue before the game crashed.
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Verfasst: 08.04.20 00:50
Phenomenal game. Love everything about it.
607 Produkte im Account
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Verfasst: 05.04.20 08:50
Game #111 5.4.2020.

Dust: An Elysian Tail was one of the surprise indie hits back in the early 2010s that graced the Xbox 360. While Sony wasn’t too keen on pursuing indie titles, Microsoft was more than willing to invest money into indie games like this one.
Dust: An Elysian Tail was one of the best indie games back on Xbox 360 but, a few years after it was released, it was like “POOF” and everyone stopped talking about it. People still talked about Super Meat Boy, The Binding of Isaac and other Indies but it seems that the Dust (HAR HAR) has settled.

Actually, the last time, before playing this, I heard someone mention Dust was when Mighty No. 9 came out because people kept comparing Mighty No. 9 to Dust saying how dust had a 1-man-team, less money and was made much better than Mighty No. 9.

I had never played Dust: An Elysian Tail before despite owning an Xbox 360 and loads of indie games, so I was excited. While the game was a bit bumpy, I can safely say that Dust: An Elysian Tail is still a good game, even years later. Good but not great.

On the surface, Dust: An Elysian Tail is a beautiful, hand-drawn, 2D, metroidvania/hack-and-slash game made by a single person. Love and care ooze through this game but it doesn’t hit all it’s marks.
The game opens up with our mysterious protagonist, an anthropomorphic cat(?) (maybe fox?) with the skills of a ninja/samurai. Dust is awoken by a cute, yet slightly irritating flying critter named Fidget and a talking sword. Dust can’t remember who he is or what he has done but the sword explains that he has a role to play and Fidget decides to follow him. What transpires is a rather good story with a few surprise twists along the way. The story itself is what kept me playing until the end.

Let’s start with the things I didn’t like first:

Dust is a metroidvania game but it often forgets that. You will gain some abilities that will change how you navigate through the world slightly and will have to backtrack just like in most metroidvania games. Despite this, I often forgot that I was even playing a metroidvania since the main focus of this game is the combat. While you will have to navigate loads of grid-like map screens, you will usually be fighting on each map screen.

Fighting in this game is very fast, fluid, satisfying, fun and looks incredible… at first. After a few hours with the game, you realize that you had seen everything when it comes to fighting. The game never does much to improve the combat beyond what you initially start with. Sure, you will learn a few new abilities and a few spells, but it largely remains the same from your first battle to your last one. It looks cool, don’t get me wrong, but it’s just like watching the same action film sequence for the 20th time. Each time it looks a little less cool.

Combat difficulty is also an issue. Enemies don’t hurt you when you walk into them, however, they do loads of damage when they hit you. That is… if they can land a hit. You see, Dust: An Elysian Tail wants you to feel like an indestructible ninja God that mows down enemies and it does this really well. You only have a light and a heavy attack and handful of combos plus a few spells and you really don’t need anything else to absolutely destroy everything on the screen. Not even a 100 enemies can stand in your way. The game tries to balance this out by having Dust be very vulnerable (it takes only a few hits to bring him down) but that’s really hard when you consider how fast and powerful Dust’s attacks are. Like I said, it gets old really fast and I found myself just mashing buttons or running past enemies during my last few hours with the game. So, in other words, Dust: An Elysian Tail plays very much like a 2D Dynasty Warriors game... which isn't necessarily bad.

Now let’s talk about the things I really liked:

The graphics are beautiful. Dust, the environment and all other characters look like Anime-styled characters. Even the pause menu screen is breathtaking (seriously, pause the game if you get it and tell me if you have ever seen a more beautiful pause menu). The characters are voice acted beautifully, every single character.

Dust and Fidget are really likeable characters and I genuinely wanted to see them succeed in their quest. The game is short but offers loads of replayablity with its metroidvania styled gameplay.

The game has lots of interesting side-quests and challenges.

The game, while monotonous, is still fun to play.

Overall, when it comes to good vs. bad, honestly, the scale shifts back and forth. On one hand, you have a beautiful looking game, with a great story and, at first, fun combat.

On the other hand, the combat gets stale rather fast and you end up hating the game to a point where you just want to either finish or get bored enough to quit playing it.

I’m happy I was able to make it to the end of the game as the ending was very satisfying.

Dust: An Elysian Tail is a good game. If you are in the mood for a beautiful metroidvania-lite game with cool, but kind-of boring combat, you won’t be disappointed.

Next game: Dustforce
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847 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25.03.20 23:28
i am a furry
2011 Produkte im Account
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2166 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 05.07.20 10:30
One of my favorite games every and one of the first games i completed 100% of it

Great design and music, the story is acceptable and the gameplay really fun

A must have
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Verfasst: 16.07.20 11:10
490 Produkte im Account
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447 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11.07.20 21:52
There are no words to describe overall beauty of this game. My personal masterpiece, my first indie game I have ever played. Currently replaying this on Switch - it's worth every money. Soundtrack is top notch. LOVE IT!
450 Produkte im Account
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1412 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 05.07.20 03:14
Together with Bastion, Limbo, Braid, and a few others, Dust will go down in history as one of the masterpieces that started the indie revolution.
Wonderful, fluid, addictive and endlessly rewarding.
138 Produkte im Account
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1132 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 03.07.20 07:34
----The Good----
-Exploration is rewarding
-Graphics are still beautiful as it's hand drawn
-OST would make Hitler shake at his coffin(and cry probably)
-Combat is intense(feels like nothing can stop you)
----The Bad----
-It's pretty short for a metroidvania
-Not a real challenge if not played on the highest difficulty
-History is...meh

Final Score: 8.5/10
A Solid metroidvania that still shines as a gem several years after it's release.
165 Produkte im Account
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1457 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19.05.20 04:42
I first played it back in 2014 and while the combat seemed nice I was turned off by the cartoonish art style and child-friendly dialog so didn't really get beyond the first area and dropped it. Came back to it now in 2020 because of the lockdown and because my system can only support low graphics games and I had an absolute blast. There is a satisfying gameplay loop of hack and slash combat, looting enemies and exploring and platforming for hidden areas, all to collect resources for crafting more gear. Plenty of side-quests, a lovely hand drawn world backed by a beautiful soundtrack, a really nice story that while remaining kid friendly has its fair share of powerful moments. The combat is extremely satisfying and platforming is fairly fun, controls are good can't really find any faults. Surprised by how enjoyable it was as a whole. There are some nice nods to other indie games as well if you're into that kinda stuff.

On the negative side the sidekick might be an annoying character to some players but thankfully the game is generous with letting you button mash to skip through lines or just skip dialog sections entirely, though personally (surprisingly) I actually found it quite endearing. Some tiny annoyances like parrying an enemy sometimes throws you back into environmental hazards but those are nitpicks really. The difficulty can also be weird, on tough difficulty it's quite hard at the start of each chapter, but after gaining a few levels and finding or crafting some updated gear the rest of the chapter quickly becomes a cakewalk only for it to become hard again at the start of the next chapter. You will easily start to one shot enemies in previous areas and always have a surplus of resources. Which can either make you feel powerful like you play really well or bored like it lacks a challenge, you know what kind of player you are. An option for scalable enemies might have been nice I guess, but it didn't take away from my experience. Negatives are few and far between really.

Surprisingly polished and captivating game and can only imagine the amount of work the developer put into this. Will have fond memories of this. That world map music is blissful m/

Verdict: A must play for fans of Indie games, Metroidvanias & RPGs. If you fancy all 3 then this right here is a jackpot for you.
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1825 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16.05.20 00:55
Dust is an entertaining metroidvania style game where you wake up with amnesia with a powerful sword, Ahra, and a sidekick Fidget. You travel the landscape in a 2D side scrolling platforming RPG taking on side quests to help the folks of Aurora, Mudtop, and other villages as you aim to complete your overarching quest...to find and defeat General Gaius.

The storyline is interesting as you learn more about who you are, the voice acting is generally well done, and the graphics are cute, not extremely detailed, but fit the genre and the storyline just fine. The music and the sound effects are good, but nothing to write home about. The action is fairly free flowing. You have your usual combos that give you different attacks and finishing moves as well as increased access to abilities for both you and your sidekick to help you deal with an ever increasing difficult enemy to defeat. Different levels take you to different style of scenery from the great outdoors to dark caves and snow filled mountaintops.

I found this game to be engaging and rather fun. The abilities really add to the game not only for the metroidvania style of gaming, but for the attacks on your enemies as well. I still can't believe this was made entirely, save the music and voice overs, by one person. What an achievement for sure! If you like metroidvania type game, this has it all: storyline, action, quests, things to collect, and it all comes together rather well. I would definitely recommend this for those that enjoy a good game, just know that in my play through I played on normal and while I did die a few times, I didn't find it too difficult. However, there is a hard and expert level of gameplay as well in case you need to ramp up the difficulty.
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Verfasst: 28.06.20 22:41
Combat is satisfying
Story is meh
Map is well design
Fun game tbh
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Verfasst: 15.06.20 23:06
Another game for which you don't have to be a furry to enjoy it. Except if you really have an aversion against humanoid animals. I can't help you on that. ^^

It's a solid 2D-Jump 'n Run with very good fighting sequences. Easy to learn, hard to master.

I've invested 32 hrs into for getting 100% out of it and I have to say that it is worth the money for which you can get it.
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Verfasst: 23.05.20 06:53
Dust: An Elysian Tale was a really mixed bag for me, and I was wavering between whether this would get the thumbs-up or not. I think as a project by one person, it's really quite an accomplishment. Comparing it to other Metroidvania games, it just doesn't hold up. In the end, I wouldn't tell a friend to play it. I'll run through points for and against.

For the good parts, I thought the backgrounds, attack animations, and general art style were all on point. The style of the animal characters is a bit weird, but I think it works for this game to make it stand out. Most of the time, the combat feels pretty satisfying as you mindlessly cleave through waves of enemies. The story was pretty decent as well.

Now, for the complaints. The combat overall is very simplistic, and it's basically just a button masher. You do the same few attacks constantly, spam magic, rinse and repeat. Towards the end, failing to constantly mash attack meant I would miss parry windows, or just miss with my attacks completely. For the majority of the game, you feel unstoppable, but near the end the enemies hit ridiculously hard and it's basically just luck as to whether you hit your counter or lose half your life. In general, your character feels sluggish and imprecise. Platforming can be quite a pain, especially where things like spikes or lava are concerned, because health does not come back and you always need to use healing items. I felt like enemies dropped a completely pitiful amount of gold for the amount you'll have to spend on food to heal yourself. For the final boss I basically spent my entire game's savings on food and it was barely enough. This makes me think you're meant to grind to be higher level, which I was not willing to do (finished at lvl 32 I think). People point to the voice acting as a high point, but honestly most of it was so cringe-worthy. The orange bat-thing, Fidget, is particularly annoying; the main character, Dust, is not much better, sounding like a moody anime teen while trying to deliver these serious lines. Some of the supporting cast did a good job, but the characters I need to listen to constantly really started to grate on me. Also, while I understand the limited art budget, I felt like the cutscenes were a particular step down from the rest of the game's look; they seriously look like they're done in MS Paint. I think that was a missed opportunity to lean in to the painted art style of other parts of the game.

Looking at the size of the positives vs. negatives, I guess it really was more a negative review. Still, it kept me playing through to the end, for what it's worth. There was fun to be had in exploring around and slashing bad guys, but then there would always be something to annoy me (there were plenty more things I didn't remember to mention). I guess I was hoping for more payout, because the end was tedious and very frustrating to play. The end boss has like 4 phases! I wouldn't say this game is awful or anything, but there isn't enough here to make me recommend this to others.
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Verfasst: 28.08.20 14:04
Game as an art statement - a treasure to my heart.

The story is shallow - it is literally save good guys from the bad guy with a simple plot twist. It has no progression and is simple as that.
But everything else - oh boy oh boy, I love it dearly.

Elysian Tail (god, I was 100 percent sure it is called Elysian Tale and not Tail) looks stunningly good and holds up well to this day. Design feels unique and animations play flawlessly. Voice acting was a huge struggle during the development but it paid off immensely. And sountrack remains as a prime example of how you should make music for a game.

One guy with many other contributors created a truly inspiring game. I will never forget this experience and it has a special place in my memory. I wish more game could be like this one. Makes one wonder what big companies do with their millions of dollars game budgets.

I would recommend this to any person, I would have paid triple the price.
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Verfasst: 11.09.20 01:21
A nice button-mashing fantasy metroidvania which won't let you go untill the very end.
If you like Ori you would probably like this even more, since the game doesn't mock you with ridiculous puzzles :D
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link ur f-list lemme see what you got on there
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Verfasst: 16.08.20 18:56
Short, beautiful, and heart-warming.
The characters are all very likable including your enemies.
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[h1] Information / Review English [/h1]

Dust: An Elysian Tail is a platformer / action-adventure developed by Humble Hearts LLC.

[h1] Gameplay / Story [/h1]

Dust An Elysian Tail takes place in the fictional world Falana, which is inhabited by human-like animals. The game world consists of two-dimensional levels. The player takes control of the title character Dust, who tries to remember his past. Dust has a living sword, the Ahrah Blade. Fidget, the guardian of the sword, acts as Dust's companion and can fire projectiles.

In the course of the game, the player can find power-ups that permanently change the game mechanics, such as the ability to perform a double jump or to climb to a previously unreachable level. The game also includes elements of role-playing games; Dust can gain experience points by defeating opponents and thus level up. Thus, various values, such as hit points or magic points, can be increased. The player can interact with non-player characters, buy or sell items, and receive quests.

[h1] Pro [/h1]

+ interesting scenario
+ intuitive combat action
+ magical staging
+ delightful character development
+ good soundtrack
+ attractive level design
+ Achievements and trading cards

[h1] Contra [/h1]

- Quests do not offer any variety
- Control takes getting used to

[h1] Conclusion [/h1]

Dust: An Elysian Tail is a fabulous and addicting old-school 2D adventure that gives you a magical staging. Clear buy recommendation.

[h1] Information / Review Deutsch [/h1]

Dust: An Elysian Tail ist ein Plattformer / Action-Rollenspiel, welches von Humble Hearts LLC entwickelt wurde.

[h1] Gameplay / Geschichte [/h1]

Dust An Elysian Tail spielt in der fiktiven Welt Falana, die von menschenähnlichen Tieren bewohnt wird. Die Spielwelt besteht aus zweidimensionalen Ebenen. Der Spieler übernimmt die Kontrolle über die Titelfigur Dust, der versucht, sich an seine Vergangenheit zu erinnern. Dust verfügt über ein lebendes Schwert, die Klinge Ahrah. Fidget, die Hüterin des Schwerts, fungiert als Gefährtin von Dust und kann Geschosse verschießen.

Der Spieler kann im Laufe des Spiels Power-ups finden, die die Spielmechanik permanent verändern, wie zum Beispiel die Fähigkeit, einen Doppelsprung auszuführen oder zu einer vorher unerreichbaren Ebene zu klettern. Das Spiel beinhaltet zudem Elemente von Rollenspielen; Dust kann Erfahrungspunkte sammeln, indem er Gegner besiegt und so Level aufsteigen. Somit können verschiedene Werte, wie zum Beispiel Trefferpunkte oder Magiepunkte erhöht werden. Der Spieler kann mit Nicht-Spieler-Charakteren interagieren, Gegenstände kaufen oder verkaufen und Quests erhalten.

[h1] Pro [/h1]

+ interessantes Szenario
+ intuitive Kampfaction
+ zauberhafte Inszenierung
+ reizvolle Charakterentwicklung
+ guter Soundtrack
+ attraktives Leveldesign
+ Errungenschaften und Sammelkarten

[h1] Kontra [/h1]

- Quests haben keine Abwechslung zu bieten
- Steuerung gewöhnungsbedürftig

[h1] Fazit [/h1]

Dust: An Elysian Tail ist ein fabelhaftes und fesselndes 2D-Abenteuer alter Schule, welches dir eine zauberhafte Inszenierung bietet. Klare Kaufempfehlung.
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Verfasst: 09.10.20 07:40
Valdis Story + Hollow Knight + Sonic The Hedgehog

The soundtrack is gorgeous, the art is great (even though the Rayman-y sort of aesthetic isn't really my jam), the voice-acting is excellent, and the gameplay is smooth as butter.

Dust is a metroidvania with a lot of movement tech and combos, and with a servicable but non-excellent map. It's got RPG elements that you can break over your knee if you're having trouble playing it, but it's really not a hard game.

Unless you want to go fast. And then it's as challenging as you want to make it.

I'm not sure why my playtime is displaying as three hours, since I'm pretty certain I've put a bunch more than that into it so far, but I feel comfortable recommending Dust based on what I've seen of the core gameplay loop and the overall level of polish.

If you strongly dislike cartoony voices or anthropomorphic characters, you might have a bad time here, but the writing feels pretty solid, and the voice-actors and animators do a great job with the material.

I'll update this review if my feelings strongly change, but otherwise this seems like a gem for both casual players and competitive folks alike.
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Verfasst: 18.09.20 01:14
Wonderful game, I wish they would make a sequel!
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789 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 05.11.20 18:19
I first played this back in 2014 when it was one of the XBOX 360 free gold games. I remember how gorgeous the game was all around. Music, atmosphere, environment, voice acting, story, and especially the combat. I decided to play through it now and I can honestly say this game aged wonderfully. To think one guy made this game on his own for 48 months straight is amazing. Great job and I hope he follows through with a sequel. Highly recommend this game.
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Verfasst: 31.10.20 18:06
fantastic metroidvania, 100% recommended if you can get passed the character designs
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Verfasst: 14.11.20 00:44
Not a furry? You will be soon.
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5413 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 03.11.20 19:24
its good shit
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Verfasst: 12.11.20 02:31
Amazing story. Full voice acting. Really worth playing!
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Verfasst: 15.11.20 15:37
dust 2 joke funny counter strike global
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1648 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15.11.20 04:48
This game is on my top tier list. It is up there among the greats. I would even say its on par with doom, halo, and more. Obviously not a 3D game, but the story and gameplay are very amazing for being an indie game

I played this game a long time ago and played it twice with a year difference. I still suggest this game to my friends!

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4 Reviews
5110 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 08.11.20 03:25
An awesome playthrough. Visually pleasing. Vibrant. The scenery and characters were fresh with every chapter. Always something new. I liked the search for secrets. I liked finding new blueprints and upgrading my gear. A fire resistant pendant would have been cool. This game loves (LOVES) it's fire and explosives. Be prepared to be burned.

You have 60 levels you can raise. It won't be enough without upgrading gear toward the end. Finding chests suddenly became very exciting.

The challenge arenas...THE CHALLENGE ARENAS... !!!!!!!

Storywise, I didn't really feel connected until the mountains, but game play more than made up for it. I thought the ending was amazing. Overall, very well put together.
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696 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13.11.20 06:54
Beautifully animated and voice acted, just wish the combat and RPG-like equipment and leveling was deeper
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609 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 02.12.20 13:22


We will look at how successful Dust: An Elysian Tail, which includes all of the platform hack and slash and RPG elements, has been doing this mix.When we first started the game, we control a warrior named dust who tries to remember its past and takes firm steps to save the world.

Dust An Elysian Tail’s graphics seem to come out of a fairy-tale universe. Amazingly, drawings are designed so beautifully and cute. With this unique structure of the game, it has the potential to appeal to all ages.

The successful use of the platform elements in the gameplay allows the action to go to the next level.
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4514 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19.12.20 13:33
I'm not sure, but... This game might have turned me into a furry?
Why is it so enjoyable... And yet so simple... And yet so damn charming?! I don't understand.
I only know this made me feel... Feelings for... (possibly Korean?) Humanoid rabbit-foxes wielding swords? (Is that what he is?!)
I don't know and I don't even care. Just give me more...

More seriously, though, while of course it isn't perfect, this game does have an irresistible charm. It's the kind of game that, writing this review some time after my second playthrough, has me wonder why the heck did I even enjoy it so much. It's simple, basic even, some secondary characters' designs look rough, it has a rushed third act... But I loved it.

There is something quite nostalgic about it-- so much of it being a homage to older classics-- but still manages to retain some freshness.
You recognise the archetypes (in the characters, in the aesthetics of the world, in the story), but at the same time all these elements manage to impose their own identity, thus feeling like their own thing rather than some pretty nostalgic mash. There's something about it that definitely feels like a love letter to certain narratives, but it's somehow hard to be bothered by it.

While the gameplay is quite basic, this makes for a very nice, relaxing experience. Movement is fluid. The animation is incredible. You don't have many moves but you'll still look insanely badass. The music is fantastic. The story is surprisingly decent, even touching sometimes, and it has some quite memorable lines that don't even feel like petty one-liners (HOW?)
The voice acting might sound a bit off occasionally, but the main characters do a pretty good job, never breaking the mood with odd deliveries. They share a good chemistry, and they are often genuinely humorous, but also capable of making you feel for them when they are going through some turmoil.
While some bits of animation and of secondary characters designs do look a bit off, it is generally pretty damn good.
Until you realise they're all the work of one guy... So, yeah, fucking stellar!

Some people have raised criticisms against the lack of difficulty and redundancy of the main game mechanic of smashing enemies to no end.
It is true that the game is focused more on killing enemies than on tough platforming bits, so if that's not your thing you might be better off with something else, but the range of difficulties shouldn't scare anyone away.
The game doesn't force you to use a strategy, but that doesn't mean you can't try to come up with alternative ways of playing. Avoid getting health items or something. Find your own way of playing.

I played the first time on tough mode, and the second one on hardcore. I thought tough mode was a pretty good way to experience some tension while also enjoying the moment.
Hardcore can be a bit of a nuisance, as you're easily one-shotted or severly hurt. There also isn't much time to experience the way bosses fight and their cool moves if you don't want to die, but then again it is hardcore. It's not as hardcore as other games' more punishing mechanics, but I personally didn't find it to be an issue.

My one issue/regret might be that there isn't more. Something about it made me feel like this was the kind of game that would bring you on a long-ass journey, but maybe that's just wishful thinking, derived from the fact that it felt epic enough to last a bit longer (even with 2 playthroughs, my displayed runtime is mostly due to costant background running. The game is in fact, rather short.)
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1464 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20.12.20 14:36
Furry theme aside, this game is truly a metroidvania masterpiece.
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94 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17.12.20 05:51
i really liked this game. but after 20h2 upodate from, guess who. yup microsux my game no workie. thanks for ruining my fun again craprosoft. thank you steam for the refund. im steam loyal for life,keep up the awesomeness. chances are your gonna like this game. just get it. and mod the crap out of it and enjoy.
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Verfasst: 29.12.20 09:58
Made by a single man!

How do I know he's single? He's a furry.
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1884 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 10.02.21 18:01
It is really beautiful and combat is really fun, it is impressive more so that every character has voice acting, i love the game and would recommend anyone in a heartbeat.
I can go on and on about all the terrific gameplay and visuals but just find out how awesome it is on your own.
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225 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 10.02.21 04:16
I've played it previously years ago on the Xbox 360, and loved the game at the time. Coming back to it again now because I never finished it reminded me how great it is still after all these years. The art style is great, the voice acting is nice, characters are very charming or well designed and cute. And the combat is very fulfilling with its action. Plus it's your classic Metroidvania of always showing you new places you can't reach until you get more skills to return later to get all the treasures. Heavily recommend it still to anyone who hasn't played it before.
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Verfasst: 08.02.21 17:00
Underrated game, please get this if its on sale, still hoping for a sequel one say
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1102 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14.02.21 02:27
A visual and storytelling treat. Not without it's flaws, but it is very fun, highly recommended!! <3

- Oh and Fidget, because Fidget is adorable.
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720 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14.02.21 09:18
Better than Cyberpunk 2077
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Verfasst: 23.02.21 21:13
Excellent hack n' slash. Takes gameplay from games like bayonetta and darksiders and translates it into a 2d metroidvania. Compelling story and fully voiced characters. Also, the hand drawn graphics give the game a unique look.
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Verfasst: 21.01.21 17:11
reason buy and play this game : fidget
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Verfasst: 04.04.21 09:27
A game that initially looked like DeviantArt furry bait turned out to be a quite quality metroidvania made by a single person. A solid amount of content and hidden bits that kept me entertained for at least 10 to 15 hours. Enjoyable characters, a well enough written story, and quality gameplay makes for a very solid package.
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Verfasst: 26.03.21 18:35

Gameplay: 9/10
Story & Characters: 10/10
Writing & Dialogue: 10/10
Graphics: 10/10
Music & Sound Design: 10/10
Length: 8/10
Replayability: 7/10
A game that, to this day, proves the true potential of any one person if they simply strive for it: Near Perfection/10


So here it is, my twenty-fifth review. Twenty-five…yeah, sounds like a special number to me, so let’s review a game that is near and dear to my heart, even after so many years have passed since its release.

Even with all the dozens of titles I’ve enjoyed, even with all the positive accolades I’ve given thus far, not a singe game I’ve talked about has simply owned my heart like this one. Dust isn’t just a game. It’s a freaking EXPERIENCE. As far as I’m concerned, if you haven’t played this game yet, you owe it to yourself to buy this small slice of epic greatness and see for yourself just what a labor of love looks like.

I don’t normally gush like this to start with, but there’s so many good things to say.

Let’s start with the story, as I usually do. In this…tail? Really? Anyway, this tale sees you as Dust, the titular hero that appears out of nowhere one day and winds up going on an adventure with Fidget, a nimbat, and a sword that can talk. Dust’s main hook is that he is an amnesiac. Uh-oh, red flag right? Well, as it turns out, this amnesiac story is actually one of the good ones, as it doesn’t try to beat you over the head with the whole amnesia thing. Instead, Dust the hero is simply that: a hero that, having recently come into the world, decides to make the most of his time by helping out the locals, and boy, does he have some helping out to do! The big issue in these parts is that a genocidal authority figure known as Gaius is trying to exterminate a group of beings known as moonbloods. Along the way, Dust will eventually come to know his true identity, something I won’t spoil here. All I will say is that the story is magnificently told, with good writing and enjoyable characters all around. Even the folks that dole out side quests are fun to talk to. The mysterious merchant you run into here and there has to be my favorite, just because of how, well, mysterious he is and the curiosity he drums up. Ultimately, this game has all sorts of wonderful moments in the story that can really evoke some emotion. Pro tip: bring some kleenex for the ending.

In terms of gameplay, Dust shines further still. It’s basically a metroidvania filled with places to explore, quests to fulfill, and plenty of enemies to slaughter. That’s all well and good, but the combat really makes it all worthwhile. The main gimmick behind Dust’s fighting style is the dust storm, a maneuver that’s essentially “Dust the sword-wielding tornado runs over everything.” You can even combine it with various magic abilities to pretty much screen-clear most areas. It’s fun to use, but there was a clever sort of balancing effect added in. Simply put, if you use dust storm too long, you’ll take damage. Alternatively, there’s also various button combos that can be utilized for more conventional fighting. It all sounds simple, and yet it never gets boring!

In addition, the combat not only IS good, but also LOOKS incredible. Wait, scratch that. The whole GAME looks incredible! It’s amazing to me how even 2D games can be given such a visually captivating appearance, but Humble Hearts pulled it off. The environments are pure eye candy, and each unique biome stands out in so many ways. Plus, the animated character sprites have so much detail to them, and add to the world’s colorful vibes. Between that and the spell effects from the dust storm attacks, your eyeballs will be in for a treat.

Then there’s the sound design, which I believe was the only part the game’s creator had any help with. The official soundtrack has thirty seven pieces of music, and every last one of them is pure joy to listen to. Each bit of music adds to every area, with moods ranging from peaceful and mysterious to outright thrilling and suspenseful. It certainly doesn’t hurt that the various sounds effects, especially from combat, add that extra bit of oomph to the excitement. Finally, the voice acting…every last bit of it is very well done; not a single character’s voice feels out of place, the vocals themselves make the game that much more memorable.

All that said, I do admittedly have a couple problems with the game(Gasp! Problems?!). For one, the boss battles are a joke. Well, most of them. The last few phases against the final boss are actually challenging, but the others just seem to be no match for the dust storm attack. That isn’t to say they aren’t fun in their own way, but it’d been nice if the bosses as a whole could put up a bigger fight. The other issue is the crafting system. Now, the crafting itself is not an issue; being able to make gear in this game, heck, in any game like this, is fun. My issue is the fact that, at least from my experience, you really don’t need to craft. The game gives you plenty of items to help you through the game, healing and otherwise. In fact, there is an item(can’t remember the exact name) that auto-revives you after you lose all your health. I’m sure some people out there will find the crafting thing fun, it just wasn’t something I found really necessary.

So there you have it, a game that I loved so much, that during my short stints on youtube and vidme, I used Dust as my avatar! This game right here is, as I said, a labor of love; you can see all of the work, care and creativity that went into this project, and it shows in just how many accolades it has received. My hats off to Humble Hearts for this amazing game, and one of the handful of titles that shows how kickstarter should be used.

Now hurry up and make a sequel. Thanks for reading!
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Verfasst: 10.04.21 05:18
Played Dust long ago on the 360 and loved it and still do. Good story and game-play
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Verfasst: 12.03.21 09:38
Holy moly!
Furry game that isn't NSFW

Also it's pretty F-ing good
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Verfasst: 28.03.21 14:35
best 2d hack and slash game ever made
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Verfasst: 05.04.21 06:10
In elementary school I played this on my 360, so this really brings back memories. Fun to do a 117% run on tough. The art, music, mechanics are all very nice. Learning to speedrun. 9/10, voice acting and story is a little cheesy at times.
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Verfasst: 04.04.21 23:52
the best game u will play in a while
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Verfasst: 14.03.21 01:46
Dust is clearly a labor of love. It is a beautiful game visually, musically, and in narrative. The hand painted style never looks awkward. I played the whole game with the music on. And the story is quite decent. Also, the game is fully voiced.

While it is not difficult by any means, it is a lot of fun. The combat feels incredibly satisfying especially when you are chaining small combos. The gear system is pretty unique and the questing is not tedious. It feels good to explore each zone and find the secret chests and keys.

I spent about 15 hours just taking my time, enjoying the game, and 100 percenting every zone. Definitely worth your time and money.


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